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Mike Ma
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Who doubles when opps balance against 2M - Part II
Alexander, you can't take a specific hand and conclude anything. The important thing is how do EW determine they have BOP and it is 8 over 8. After that, you can use judgment to decide whether to X or P.
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M - Part II
Steve, give S the J, W would not have X.
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M - Part II
I have no idea about expert circle, but in my mediocre circle I find that many partners go crazy when we go from 25% to 0 because they make X, and opponents thin they have won by going from 75% to 100%.
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M?
Alexander, as you can see, it is not necessary and in fact not beneficial to show the NS hand for what you are interested in.
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M?
I would X. But that was not the point of the OP.
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M - Part II
The J and J are not zero defense against 3 contract. It is not that W is sure about setting 3. It is the probability of getting a good score defending 3 undoubled. It is close because of wasted value in defending, but I would go ...
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M?
His book, and some articles by him in the Bulletin (sorry, don't have the dates).
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M - Part II
The BOP rule is not inconsistent with LOTT. LOTT does not tell you when to X, just when to bid 3 over 3. BOP is about when to X in compliance with LOTT.
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M - Part II
I did not say XX asks/forces W to double, only that E would not mind defending and wanted to show W his max to decide whether their side has BOP. With 22 points and both sides relatively balanced, to let them playing 3 undoubled, and hands not particularly ...
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M - Part II
Here E should XX, showing he has a max for his 2 bid, and that he is willing to defend 2 in particular, and no singleton in general. After that W would X 3, knowing that their side has BOP, and that opponents do not have 9 ...
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